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We don't have a voice in Congress

With 435 U.S. Representatives representing 308,000,000 people from the 2010 census I think it is safe to say that we are no longer have a voice in Congress. This means the average number of people per representative is over 709,000. Compare that to 33,000 at the start of this country. Rhode Island has "only" 526,284 people per representative while Montana has 989,415. So the people in RI have 1.88 times better representation in Congress than do the people in MT. The number of representatives hasn't changed in a long time but the population has grown considerably.

Besides all the other things going on (nullification, etc) we need to petition for more representation in the House of Representatives. To get the equivalent representation as at the beginning we would need 9,364 representaves in the house. I really don't think that is too unwieldly with today's modern communications and allowing voting from the home district office.

What is a better number? I think anything more than 100,000 is too many people per representative. Less is better.

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Read "Taking Back Our Republic"

The intended purpose of the very first amendment proposed in our charter Bill of Rights document was to ensure that the federal House of Representatives remained under the control of the citizenry through smaller congressional districts. Zoom in on the original Bill of Rights document at http://www.thirty-thousand.org/pages/BoR_image_repro.htm in order to see "Article the first" and the other eleven amendments proposed therein. Use the pull-down menu to the right of the image to zoom in to each proposed amendment, the text of which also appears below the image.

Note that Articles three through twelve were ratified as the ten amendments commonly known as the "Bill of Rights". And "Article the second" was ratified 200 years later as our 27th amendment. However, Article the first (the would-be first amendment) was never ratified due to an inexplicable defect in its wording. This is explained in section 3 of "Taking Back Our Republic" which can be downloaded from http://www.Thirty-Thousand.org/documents/TTO_Pamphlet.pdf. This pamphlet also explains why representational enlargement (through smaller congressional districts) would return control of the federal House to the citizenry.

As explained in that pamphlet, representational enlargement leads to smaller government, not bigger government! As an illustration of this point, also read "Freedom and Legislative District Sizes" at http://thirty-thousand-org.blogspot.com/2009/10/freedom-and-...

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The primary purpose of Thirty-Thousand.org is to conduct research on, and increase awareness of, the degradation of representative democracy in the United States resulting from Congress’ longstanding practice of limiting the number of congressional districts despite the continuing growth in the nation’s population.

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I Think this is reasonable

either that, or individual states ought to compile their grievances, (preferably through their state legislatures), and let the chips fall where they may.

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